- Semester: Summer 2017
- Title: Calculus II
- MA 126-103
- Mon-Fri 8:40am-9:55am
- ILB 370
- Office Hours
- Tue-Fri 8:10-8:40am
- Instructor Information
- Final Exam
- Wednesday, July 26, 8:00am-10:00am
- (The 8am timeslot listed on the university website.)
- Wednesday, July 26, 8:00am-10:00am
This course expands upon the concepts of limits, derivatives, and integrals introduced in Calculus 1. In addition to developing advanced integration techniques and covering several applications of integrals, the ultimate goal of the course is to introduce the power series, a polynomial with infinitely-many terms that can be used to characterize a wide class of differentiable functions.
This course utilizes team-based learning. Students will complete a survey that will place them into appropriate Teams at the start of the semester, and are expected to complete readiness activities before coming to class. Teams will work together throughout the semester to master course standards, with the support of the instructor.
Textbook and Resources
All material for this course is available at no cost at prof.clontz.org/resources/calculus-2. Students are welcome to use University Calculus: Early Transcendentals (3rd Ed) or any other textbook as a supplemental resource, but it is not required.
Students may be asked to provide dry-erase markers for use during class.
It’s not required, but many students benefit from bringing a smart device to class.
The main goal of this course is for students to master the Core and Supporting Standards for the course by earning ✓ marks for each standard throughout the semester. A list of these standards is available on the Standards page.
Grades are assigned based on students’ mastery of the Core and Supporting Standards. This is calculated by adding up to 2 earned ✓ marks for each of the sixteen Core Standards, and up to 1 earned ✓ mark for each of the sixteen Supporting Standards, for a total of 48 possible ✓ marks.
- At least 46/48 ✓ marks have been earned.
- At least one ✓ mark has been earned for 16/16 Core Standards.
- At least 38/48 ✓ marks have been earned.
- At least one ✓ mark has been earned for 14/16 Core Standards.
- At least 30/48 ✓ marks have been earned.
- At least one ✓ mark has been earned for 12/16 Core Standards.
- At least 24/48 ✓ marks have been earned.
Teams of 4-6 students will be formed based upon a survey of students’ academic interests and abilities. Members of each Team will collaborate on quizzes and activities throughout the semester.
Preparation for Class
Individual/Readiness Quizzes have been replaced with Review Days - email the instructor for details.
On days without an IRQ/TRQ, the instructor will assign Activities to be completed as a Team during the last 60 minutes of class.
Each week, the instructor will award Attempt Points (AP) to each student based on a qualitative assessment of that student’s participation during the previous week. If necessary, the instructor will solicit survey feedback from the class to make that determination quantitatively instead; if so, participation on the survey will be required to earn that week’s AP.
Students may spend their Attempt Points to individually demonstrate mastery of the Core and Supporting Standards.
- During the first 15 minutes each class, students are given a Mastery Quiz containing several In-Class Exercises based on several of the most recently covered Standards. Each submitted In-Class Exercise costs 1AP; exercises that are not submitted do not cost AP.
- Each day during office hours, students may attempt up to two Office Exercises based on any Standard covered so far during the course (but both attempts cannot be for the same Standard). Each attempt costs 2AP.
- The Final Exam will contain several Final Exercises: two for each Core Standard, and one for each Supporting Standard. Students may submit their attempts for up to 16 different exercises. These final attempts do not cost any AP, but time is limited.
Each exercise is marked by the instructor as follows.
- ✓: The response demonstrates complete understanding of the Standard.
- ★: The response may indicate complete understanding of the Standard, but clarification or minor corrections are required.
- ×: The response does not demonstrate complete understanding of the Standard.
Students may improve ★ marks to ✓ marks as follows.
- For In-Class Exercises, the solution must be correctly reworked and submitted to the instructor on the weekday following the date the marked exercise is returned. (This does not cost any AP.)
- For Office Exercises, ★ marks are not offered (the instructor will request any necessary clarification or minor corrections during the attempt).
- For Final Exercises, ★ marks are automatically converted to ✓ marks at a cost of 10AP per each conversion.
Student data will be stored on the instructor’s office computer, and will be available via printed progress reports distributed during class at regular intervals.
Any violations of academic honesty will be reported to the University and will result in automatic and immediate failure of the course. Refer to South’s Additional Academic Course Policies for more information.